Frank Stephenson on the Rights and Wrongs of Car Design

Frank Stephenson on the Rights and Wrongs of Car Design

Motoring Research

Words by Tim Pitt

17 November 2020

Frank Stephenson makes even an introductory Zoom chat feel like a long-awaited reunion.  Lucid and professional, yet brimming with endless anecdotes (many of which I can’t print here), the 61-year-old car designer is an ideal interviewee.  As viewers of his YouTube channel will know, he doesn’t shy from strong opinion either.

Starting with the spoiler on the Ford Escort RS Cosworth, Frank’s design CV includes the BMW X5, modern Mini and Fiat 500, McLaren P1 and many more.  Here, he talks about his career so far, what inspires him and some of his favourite cars.

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